Blending theory and practice with industry insight, the course prepares graduates for the practicalities of writing, publishing and effective communication in today’s rapidly changing media environment. The course offers the flexibility to study a range of specific writing forms and genres, allowing students to build a portfolio of creative work as a basis for further study and/or professional endeavours.
About This Course
The Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing and Communication (GDCWC) is designed to equip developing writers and communication professionals with the critical, personal and technical skills needed to fully discern and pursue their creative call. Students in the GDCWC undertake a combination of Core and elective units designed to foster excellence in critical thinking, self-knowledge, and creative communication needed for professional excellence in the writing arts and publishing industry. The course also includes an emphasis on creative writing and communication in light of Tabor’s underpinning Christian ethos.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the GDCWC graduates will be able apply a body of knowledge in a range of creative writing and communication contexts:
- Investigate the nature and value of creative excellence in social, psychological and theological perspective in order to develop a critically informed understanding of their creative practice
- Employ critical reading, research, writing and technical communication skills to enhance their creative practice and communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences
- Investigate how communication media have, historically, shaped human thought and culture, and explain the implications of this for their own creative practice
- Evaluate the cultural and aesthetic value of classic and contemporary literature, as well as new media texts, in order to enhance and explain their own creative work.
- Work collaboratively and individually to generate and evaluate a range of creative communication projects utilising advanced oral and written communication skills
- Analyse trends in publishing and communication markets in order to strategically promote themselves and their work
Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing and Communication
The Graduate Certificate of Creative Writing and Communication (GCCWC) is designed to equip new and developing writers with the knowledge and skills needed to discern and pursue their creative call across a range of communication professions. Specifically intended for those with little or no prior qualification in the field, the GCCWC offers the flexibility to study a range of specific writing forms and genres, allowing students to build a portfolio of creative work as a basis for further study and/or professional endeavours.
Master of Creative Writing and Communication
The Master of Creative Writing and Communication (MCWC) is designed to equip established and aspiring communication professionals with a critically nuanced, technically robust understanding of their creative call and the practicalities of writing, editing and publishing in today’s rapidly changing media environment. With a strong focus on the practicalities of editing and publishing in the 21st century, the course enables graduates to better understand their creative call and so engage effectively with contemporary society in their personal approach to storytelling.
- HSW112.8 Writing Prose Fiction
- HSW130.8 Writing Poetry
- HSW140.8 Writing for Children
- HSW113.8 Writing Creative Nonfiction
- HSW160.8 Reading and Writing Genre Fiction A or B
- HSW150.8 Writing for Performance and Screens
- HSW114.8 Communication for Online and Digital Media
- HSW180.7 Literature and Christian Faith
- HSW191.8 Creative Writing Special Elective
How long does it take?
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
What do I need for entry?
Entry requirements for the GDCWC will include completion of an undergraduate qualification in creative writing or a closely related field, such as journalism, media studies, humanities or any communication-rich discipline area like education, human services, youth work, or ministry studies. Demonstrated significant and relevant professional experience may also form the basis of a student’s admission to the award – please contact Head of Program for further information.
When can I start?
Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July
Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing and Communication after 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.
SATAC: Not applicable
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